Spirituality

What permaculture teaches us about psychedelics

As a person raised under capitalism, I was conditioned to care a lot about obtaining a yield, so I encourage you to be intentional about what yields you try to obtain and the means to get them – especially in a time of climate and humanitarian crisis … While it can be tempting to construct a massive overhaul to…

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Modern Culture

…microdosing kit…

According to Martin, while consuming larger doses of psychedelics (i.e. macrodosing) can be particularly helpful for people with mental health issues who are adequately prepared and/or under the care of an experienced guide, microdosing offers its own rewards. …as the psychedelics movement evolves and decriminalization efforts progress, access to this potentially transformative molecule will improve. “It’s…

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Medicine/Healing

love… together

Going on a trip is not about escaping issues within the relationship, but about finding your way home. And you can feel that in your bones. “Psilocybin [mushroooms are] something that can help you, and make you a better person and partner or parent and child because it releases the obstacles we’ve built up around…

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Politics

Inside the campaign[s]… magic mushrooms

But Ryan Dunevar from Decriminalize California worries that legalizing only medical uses would be too restrictive. The cost of therapy “eliminates a lot of people, which means basically only rich white people would be able to use it,” says Dunevar. “This is a people’s movement,” says Larry Norris.”There’s a much broader range of people who maybe can’t…

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Science

User demographics, use patterns, and implications: kratom

Kratom was primarily taken orally in doses of 1−3 g (49 %), with daily use (59 %) being most common. Kratom was used for pain (91 %), anxiety (67 %), and depression (65 %), with high ratings of effectiveness. 1,144 (41 %) used kratom to stop or reduce prescription or illicit opioid use, citing decreased…

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Politics

Lucy in the sky… psychedelics

Venture capital is afoot in psychedelic country, practically boiling under the surface. Advertising for emerging psychedelic clinics and services will predictably tap into the same utopian rhetoric promising a bright, progressive future. A medical model treats psychedelic therapy as a solution to individual mental illnesses, but these individual neuroses have roots that draw nourishment from bedrock…

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Psychology

Love… romance [long-term relationships]

“Our point is that trauma falls on a spectrum and relationships themselves can be traumatic,” he explains. “What causes a lot of relationships to break down over time is traumatic or semi-traumatic events that take place either inside or outside the relationship. People start to close down and stop sharing with their partners. Insofar as…

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Anthropology

The duplicity of colonial authorities [in psychoactive plant and fungi species]

The history of cannabis in South Africa contains two particular trajectories that were sometimes in direct contradiction with one another. The one, the 100-year-old effort to prohibit its use. The other, a history of colonial governments and administrators trying to develop cannabis in order to make money out of it. The ripples of this historical contradiction are…

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